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Scars of conquest/masks of resistance : the invention of cultural identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean drama

Author: Tejumola Olaniyan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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Examining in detail the dramas of Baraka, Soyinka, Walcott and Shange, this study describes how these black writers are preoccupied with the invention of a postimperial cultural identity. It charts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Amiri Baraka; Ntozake Shange; Derek Walcott; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; Wole Soyinka; Imamu Amiri Baraka; Ntozake Shange; Derek Walcott; Wole Soyinka; Amiri Baraka; Ntozake Shange; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tejumola Olaniyan
ISBN: 0195094050 9780195094053 0195094069 9780195094060
OCLC Number: 30976941
Description: xii, 196 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contingent "Origins" --
Agones: The Constitution of a Practice --
A Colonialist Discourse --
A Counterhegemonic Discourse --
A Post-Afrocentric Discourse --
Difference, Differently --
The Expressive and the Performative --
Cultural Identity as Articulation --
Genre --
Language --
Inventing Cultural Identities --
Wole Soyinka: "Race Retrieval" and Cultural Self-Apprehension --
Assimilative Wisdom and Period Dialectics --
History as Mythopoeic Resource --
The Cultural, the Political --
LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka: The Motion of History --
The Violence of Naming --
The Protean Essence --
Derek Walcott: Islands of History at a Rendezvous with a Muse --
History as Culture: The Romance of Adam --
Toward Inflammatory Dreams (for the New World Black) --
Author as Text and Character --
Coherent Deformation and Its Context --
Ntozake Shange: The Vengeance of Difference, or The Gender of Black Cultural Identity --
Combat Breathing --
"A Layin on of Hands" --
Subjectivities and Institutions.
Responsibility: Tejumola Olaniyan.
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"An excellent job and...[a] must for students of African Literature."--V.Y. Mudimbe, Duke University."[This book] is destined to elevate comparative research on African Diaspora drama out of the Read more...

 
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